I am using Premire Pro CS3 (for editing and rendering) and a program called V2F to encode and convert to flash for use on a web site.
CPU: Q9450 2.66GB overclocked @3.2GHz
MOBO: ASUSTek model P5N-D
CORSAIR Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Timing 5-5-5-18
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX GDDR3 SDRAM 512 MB
Been stable with this OC (passed Prime95 and IntelBurnTest) which shows all four cores @ 100% use during testing. Temps are in the low 40sC.
I'd like to know if I can get more speed from this system, or if what I am getting is already very good and best I can do.
PP rendering of 6 minutes of DV (captured from camera) takes 2-3minutes.
V2F encoding /converting takes about 2.5-5min (depending on outputsize). So I can get each 6 minutes done and ready for the web site in about 6 minutes total.
I use two sizes on the web site, so time increases depending on which:
About 6min. of DV converted to 400x225 @ 360kbits/s will take V2F about 2.5min., while 780x439 @ 768kbits/s will take about 4min.
Is this about as fast as I can expect? Is there any way to shave off and save more time (without lowering/changing the output quality)? I do a lot of this each week and the time really adds up.
I see that my CPU is under 30% use, and even will sometimes shift to 6x multiplier (making it 2.4GHz) while rendering. The RAM can be at 3.18GB of the 4GB total.
When encoding/converting, the CPU is inthe 30-35% range, and RAM is between 1.33-1.40GB. And not all cores are used (mostly the first two).
I even tried to do both steps simultaniously (using two different video files of course) to see if more resources would be used but no luck, Premiere Pro took control first and V2F slowed way down until PP was done rendering. Whole process took at least as long if not more than a minute longer.
Is there anything I can do to speed this process up and save more time?
Thank you for any help and suggestions.